Mandarin Immersion Preschool (ages 3-5)
Inspired by Reggio Emilia, this full-time preschool program reflects the play-based, child-centered philosophies that characterize Peregrine, while also incorporating a focus on Chinese language and culture. Designed for children from 3 to 5 years of age, the proportions of Chinese and English usage in the program are adjusted according to the nature of activities, students’ proficiency, and progress through the school year.
* Program available in South Davis
* Teacher:Student Ratio- 1:6
*Full-Week Schedule Options
*Daily Schedule Options-
-Full Curriculum (9am to 2pm)
Peregrine’s Chinese Immersion Preschool will provide a play-based, developmentally appropriate, and Reggio-inspired preschool experience for all students. Chinese will be embedded in art, science, games, songs, fantasy play, and other child-centered activities. Children will be given opportunities to express themselves in a language that is familiar, while also being exposed to a new language.
Program staff will begin by using Chinese as the instructional language less than 50% of the time, and will gradually increase the percentage of Chinese instruction to 80% of the time by the end of the school year. As is usual at Peregrine, teachers will speak to students in their first language for emotional/disciplinary situations and when teaching a new idea, such as a science concept. There will be some code switching at the beginning of the year, with less as the year progresses.
Click here to see a sample schedule of a day in our Chinese Immersion Preschool.